A woman is in the custody of the St Mary police, after she stabbed a teenager to death on Thursday evening, May 19.

Dead is 15-year-old Devario Gardner of Bromley, St Mary.

It is being alleged that the woman stabbed the teen following a report from her six-year-old child that the teen had hit him.

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The unfortunate incident occurred around 4:30 pm, according to initial police reports.

It is being further alleged that the woman approached Gardner with the allegations that he had hit her son. A dispute later developed and the woman took a knife and stabbed the teen in the chest.

Gardner was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead.

The woman was later taken into custody, where she is being held pending further investigations.

Gardner is said to be a student of the Jamaica Foundation for Life Long Learning in the parish.